Museum for African Art Scales Back Construction Plans
The new Museum for African Art, which was originally scheduled to open on New York’s Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 110th Street in 2009, has announced plans to dramatically scale back its construction plans in order meet budgetary shortfalls, reports the New York Times.
Once budgeted at $135 million, the project now stands to spend a more modest $95 million, and has eliminated pricey features such as a curved ceiling of rare wood imported from Ghana (it will be replaced with polished concrete), a spiraling staircase, and a classical theater and restaurant. The institution sought to sell naming rights to its new building for $50 million, but found no takers.
Afro Taino - by Gaba LPL HD Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The Amazing Spider-Man #26, July 1965, cover by Steve Ditko and Stan Goldberg
Taking a poll. Should we leak the full length trailer early or naw? REBLOG for (yes).
Flora Gomes: Post-Colonial Cinema in Guinea-Bissau
‘Whenever Africa is spoken about or depicted, it is always in terms of the aid we receive, war, people dying of starvation, sick people… I want people to see our Africa, the Africa of my dreams, the Africa that I love’ - Flora Gomes
Today’s (a bit more than a) warm-up, ,my take on the All-New Captain America - 1h 15
My heart is heavy with the recent loss of little Genesis due to gun violence in my city of Paterson. Riding her scooter this past Saturday she was hit by a stray bullet. She was declared brain dead and the family has taken her off of life support and are attempting to raise money for her funeral.
This was a daughter, a student, an innocent child attempting to enjoy life in a downtrodden neighborhood. We pray for justice for Genesis and are attempting to alleviate the financial burden of a family already overcome with emotional burden.
Thank you in advance
Yesterday, my niece Genesis Rincon, 12 years old, was brutally murdered on July 5, 2014 at about 7pm, as she was innocently riding on her scooter. No one is ever prepared for a tragedy like this. One minute we are having fun as a family, and the next minute she is hit by stray bullets. We are asking for friends, family, and the community to come together and help the family in this very difficult time. All donations will go to funeral and burial expenses. Thanks to all.
Only less than $1,000 away from reaching the goal! thank you!
Nothing has changed stop making excuses for it because you want to be accepted and validated by white people. #WakeUp
Peace post made by @solar_innerg